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Ms. Samson from Houston TX is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

All Sensed up with Nothing to Play

My students need 2 weighted vests, 1 trampoline, 1 rocking chair, and 1 compression shirt for their receptive sensory needs.

  • $1,032 goal

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My Students

A typical day in my classroom is busy. We have 10 students with special needs. They use picture and word schedules to transition throughout the day. I would like for my students to have mastered 80-100% of their goals and objectives for the year and to have acquired more useful functional skills.

We have 10 boys!

It is very active and never a dull moment. My students are hard working and enjoy earning their rewards for their work. I feel that greater progress could be made having their sensory needs better met. We attend a public school and everyone is very friendly and accepting of our students. Our administration staff loves us!

My Project

The weighted vests and compression shirt will allow for my students to receive their sensory input needs in a socially appropriate way. The vests will minimize jumping, running, bouncing, touching, and other sensory seeking behaviors. The rocking chair will offer them an option for a calming activity when overstimulated. They love to sit in the rocking chair in the library! The trampoline will also address receptive sensory needs. The one available to the classroom is missing 3 legs. Being able to better address the students sensory needs will allow them to better focus on behavior and academics.

Donations made to this project will improve our sensory center, or lack there of.

Individuals with Autism have varying sensory needs that can impede their learning. It will change my students for the better in giving them ways to appropriately address those sensory needs.

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Ms. Samson
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 10 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ROCKING CHAIR 16''H WOOD HERITAGE SERIES • School Specialty $318.47 1 $318.47
TRAMPOLINE FOLD AND GO • School Specialty $144.83 1 $144.83
VEST OTVEST SIZE 7-12 INCLUDES 3LB WEIGHT • School Specialty $138.44 1 $138.44
VEST OTVEST SIZE 6 INCLUDES 3LB WEIGHT • School Specialty $138.44 1 $138.44
TANK TOP HUGGME SMALL • School Specialty $18.95 1 $18.95

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